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Randy Wells MLB Career Stats

28-32 4.08 529.0 345 1.39

Randy Wells Bio

  • Full Name: Randy David Wells
  • Born: 8/28/1982 in Belleville, IL
  • Draft: 2002, Chicago Cubs, 38th rd. (1143rd overall)
  • College: Southwestern Illinois CC
  • Debut: April 5, 2008
  • Ret., Final Game: 6/26/2012
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MLB Career Stats 28 32 4.08 98 86 0 529.0 345 1.39


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Randy Wells Stats

Randy Wells Advanced Stats

Randy Wells Statcast Events


Randy Wells Awards

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
05/26/2008 Iowa PCL

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Daytona FSL

Randy Wells Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2009 3.05 10th in NL


Season W Rank
2009 12 20th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2009 1.28 21st in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2010 32 22nd in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2011 2 9th in NL


Season SHO Rank
2011 1 6th in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2009 5.66 14th in NL
2010 6.67 15th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2009 2.26 24th in NL
2010 2.29 18th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2010 63 25th in NL


Season H Rank
2010 209 10th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2011 23 12th in NL

Randy Wells Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
April 30, 2013 RHP Randy Wells retired.
December 6, 2012 Texas Rangers signed free agent RHP Randy Wells to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
October 4, 2012 RHP Randy Wells elected free agency.
July 15, 2012 Iowa Cubs placed RHP Randy Wells on the 7-day disabled list.
June 29, 2012 Chicago Cubs sent RHP Randy Wells outright to Iowa Cubs.
June 27, 2012 Chicago Cubs designated Randy Wells for assignment.
May 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs recalled Randy Wells from Iowa Cubs.
May 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs optioned Randy Wells to Iowa Cubs.
April 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs recalled Randy Wells from Iowa Cubs.
March 29, 2012 Chicago Cubs optioned Randy Wells to Iowa Cubs.
May 28, 2011 Randy Wells roster status changed by Chicago Cubs.
May 20, 2011 Peoria Chiefs sent RHP Randy Wells on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
May 17, 2011 Randy Wells assigned to Peoria Chiefs.
April 8, 2011 Chicago Cubs placed RHP Randy Wells on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 5, 2011. Rght forearm strain.
May 8, 2009 Chicago Cubs recalled RHP Randy Wells from Iowa Cubs.

Randy David Wells Bio Info

Randy David Wells...graduated from Belleville East (IL) High School...was selected by Cubs in the 38th round of the 2002 June draft out of Southwestern Illinois College in his hometown of Belleville, Ill...the Randy Wells Foundation has hosted a charity golf tournament in his hometown of Belleville, Ill., the past four years...benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation...in August 2010, hosted "The Red Dirt Fest" in Chicago, a charity concert that raised funds for Children's Memorial Hospital Children's Cancer Division in Chicago...participated in the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Cubs Caravan events. 2012 Missed the season's final 8 weeks on the Iowa disabled list, and had arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow on July 25... went 1-2, 5.34 (17 ER/28.2 IP) in 12 games/4 starts with the Cubs and 3-3, 7.89 (38 ER/43.1 IP) in 9 starts at Iowa (AAA)... began the year at Triple-A, but had stints with the Cubs from April 21-May 2 and May 19-June 26...was designated for assignment on June 27 and outrighted to the minors June 29...on Iowa 7-day disabled list from July 15-end of season with a right elbow strain, and had surgery July 25. CHICAGO-NL: Had fewest games and innings in the majors since 2008...went 0-2, 7.04 (12 ER/15.1 IP) in 4 starts and 1-0, 3.38 (5 ER/13.1 IP) in 8 relief outings...opponents batted .313 (35-112) in majors, as he permitted 24 walks against 14 strikeouts...pitched at least 4.0 innings in one of 4 starts with Cubs, issuing at least 4 walks in all 4 starts...permitted runs in 5 of 8 relief outings...first batters were 4-for-7 with a walk...allowed one of 4 inherited runners to score. IOWA: Opponents in the Pacific Coast League batted .295 (52- 176), as he allowed 7-or-more runs in 3 of his 9 starts...allowed only one run in wins on May 10 at Fresno (6.0 IP) and July 3 at Nashville (5.0 IP)...his last outing of the year was July 14 at Omaha, taking a loss (1.2 IP, 6 H, 7 R-ER). 2011 Randy missed almost two months of the season after being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm strain, April 8, after just one start...in 23 starts, he went 7-6 with a 4.99 ERA (75 ER/135.1 IP), 82 strikeouts and 47 walks...Tossed his first career complete game and shutout, August 29 in San Francisco...threw his second complete game, September 25 at St. Louis...Rode a career-high five-game winning streak, August 2-September 4...he went 5-0 with a 3.09 ERA (16 ER/46.2 IP) during the streak (seven starts)...Produced a 3.15 ERA (23 ER/65.2 IP), a 6-1 ledger, 38 strikeouts, 15 walks and a .227 average against in 10 starts (one complete game), July 23-September 10...Recorded a career-high and team-high tying two complete games (tied with Matt Garza)...Logged a 4.04 ERA (40 ER/89.0 IP) and went 6-3 in 14 second-half starts...was 1-3 with a 6.80 ERA (35 ER/46.1 IP) in nine starts prior to the All-Star break...Went 3-3 with a 4.97 ERA (35 ER/63.1 IP) in 11 road starts compared to a 4-3 ledger with a 5.00 ERA (40 ER/72.0 IP) at home (12 starts)...Went 6-4 with a 4.03 ERA (47 ER/105.0 IP) when tossing 6.0 or more frames (16 starts) compared to a 1-2 mark with an 8.31 ERA (28 ER/30.1 IP) when tossing fewer than 6.0 innings (seven starts)...Opponent batted .167 (24-for-144) against him with two outs, tied for lowest in the bigs with Atlanta's Tommy Hanson (min. 140 opponent at-bats)...Twice needed just three pitches to record three outs in an inning...Elias points out the last hurler to accomplish the feat at least twice in a season was Cleveland's Bob Wickman, who did so three times in 2005...Ended August 4-0 with a 3.32 ERA (15 ER/40.2 IP), 27 strikeouts, eight walks and a .192 average against in six starts (one complete game)...Was 0-2 with an 8.22 ERA (7 ER/7.2 IP) in two minor league rehab appearances with Single-A Peoria and Triple-A Iowa. 2010 In his first full season with Chicago, Randy went 8-14 with a 4.26 ERA (92 ER/194.1 IP) in 32 starts, walking 63 and striking out 144 ... his 18 quality starts were second-most on the pitching staff. ... Received the fourth-lowest run support among National League hurlers at 3.4 runs per start ... the Cubs scored three or fewer runs in 27 of his 32 starts, and two or fewer runs in 22 of those games. w Chicago plated just 22 runs in his 14 losses (1.9 per game), compared to 52 runs (5.2) in his eight wins. ... Logged a 3.84 ERA (38 ER/89.0 IP) and was 4-7 in 14 second-half starts ... was 4-7 with a 4.61 ERA (54 ER/105.1 IP) in 18 starts prior to the All-Star break. ... Was 3-0 with a 3.45 ERA (12 ER/31.1 IP) in five starts through April 30. ... His win, April 30 vs. Arizona, extended his winning streak to a career-best four games, dating to the 2009 campaign. ... Went winless in his next 11 starts, May 6-June 28, going 0-6 with a 5.76 ERA (38 ER/59.1 IP). ... Tossed a career-high 8.1 innings, May 22 in Texas. ... Did not record an out and gave up five runs on six hits, May 28 vs. the Cardinals ... was the first Cubs starter to not record an out since Geremi Gonzalez, April 2, 1998 at Florida. ... Tossed 7.0 or more innings in four-straight starts, July 3-23, going 2-1 with a 1.26 ERA (4 ER/28.2 IP) while limiting the opponent to a .223 batting average. ... Recorded 19.0-consecutive scoreless innings, July 17-28, tying for the longest on the club with Carlos Zambrano ... was 0.1 innings shy of his 19.1-inning run, April 5, 2008-May 23, 2009, to start his career. ... Finished July with a 2-2 ledger and a monthly-best 1.83 ERA (7 ER/34.1 IP) in five starts. ... Garnered a 2-1 mark with a 1.59 ERA (4 ER/22.2 IP), 13 strikeouts and five walks in his final three outings, September 14-29. 2009 After starting the season at Triple-A Iowa, Randy was recalled by Chicago in early May ... he went 12-10 in 27 starts while leading Cubs starting pitchers with a 3.05 ERA (56 ER/165.1 IP). ... The 12 victories and 165.1 innings pitched are the most for a Cubs rookie since Kerry Wood had 13 wins and 166.2 innings pitched in 1998. ... His 27 starts are the most for a Cubs rookie since Mike Harkey made 27 in 1990. ... Led N.L. rookies in starts ... finished second in wins and innings pitched while his ERA ranked third ... was fourth with 104 strikeouts. ... Surrendered two earned runs or fewer in 18 of his 27 starts ... however, he collected only 10 wins in those 18 outings during which he averaged 6.1 innings and a 1.40 ERA. ... Began the season with 14.0 scoreless innings of work in his first three starts, increasing his career-opening scoreless innings streak to 18.1 with the Cubs and 19.1 overall... Is the only pitcher on record to toss 18.1 innings to begin his Cubs career ... previously, Albert Spalding began his career with 18.0 shutout innings in 1876. ... Went 5-5 with a 2.88 ERA (26 ER/81.1 IP) in 13 road starts ... was 7-5 with a 3.21 ERA (30 ER/84.0 IP) in 14 home starts. ... Posted a 7-2 record with a 2.27 ERA (20 ER/79.1 IP) in 13 starts against N.L. Central opponents. ... Held right-handed batters to a .221 batting average ... left-handed hitters posted a .310 average. ... Twice won a season-high four consecutive starts: June 21-July 6 (2.36 ERA) and July 18-August 3 (2.73 ERA). ... Left with the lead in his first two starts of the season, May 8 at Milwaukee and May 16 vs. Houston, but settled for no-decisions in both. ... Tossed a career-high 8.0 shutout innings en route to his third-straight win in the Cubs' 12-0 blanking of Houston July 29. ... Cubs scored 17 runs while he was on the mound August 14 vs. Pittsburgh and 12 runs July 29 vs. Houston ... the team averaged just 2.9 runs per game while he was on the bump in his 25 other starts. ... Began the June 2 contest in Atlanta with 6.2 no-hit innings before Chipper Jones singled to left ... departed the game with a 5-1 lead, but the Cubs fell, 6-5, in 12 innings... Collected his first career hit off Kenshin Kawakami (single). ... Struck out a career-high 10 hitters in his final start, October 3 vs. Arizona. ... Started the campaign in Iowa, going 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA (8 ER/26.0 IP) in five starts. 2008 Randy was selected by Toronto in the major league portion of the 2007 Rule 5 Draft, but was returned to the Cubs organization April 16 ... he went on to earn Pitcher of the Year honors at Triple-A Iowa and made the major league roster in September... Selected by Chicago September 9 and opened his Cubs career with a 4.1-inning scoreless streak, spanning three appearances September 17- 21 ... held opponents hitless over that span, yielding just two walks. ... Made his Cubs debut September 17 vs. Milwaukee, tossing a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout. ... Was shut down for the remainder of the year with right forearm soreness after 1.0 inning of work September 21 vs. St. Louis. ... Made his major league debut with the Blue Jays, tossing a scoreless ninth inning April 5 vs. Boston. ... Went 10-4 with a 4.02 ERA (53 ER/118.2 IP) in 27 appearances (19 starts) with Iowa ... his 10 wins and 102 strikeouts were both team highs. ... Ranked fifth in the Pacific Coast League with a 4.02 ERA ... he struck out 102 batters and walked only 34 in 118.2 innings, an average of 7.7 strikeouts and 2.6 walks per 9.0 innings. ... From May 20-June 10, went 4-0 in five starts with a 0.96 ERA (3 ER/28.0 IP), allowing just 20 hits and punching out 27 over that span. ... After the All-Star break, went 3-0 in his final eight games (seven starts) of the Triple-A regular season. ... Made two starts for Iowa in the playoffs vs. Oklahoma ... earned the win in Game One September 3 ... working on three days rest, he took the loss in Game Five September 7. 2007 Spent the entire season with Iowa (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League in the Cubs organization... Opened the season in the starting rotation, making three starts (1-2, 11.08) before being moved to the bullpen...Made nine starts overall for Iowa...Was 1-2, with a 4.39 in his remaining six starts...LIKES THE 'PEN: Held opponents to less than a hit per inning, while striking out 63 over 56 IP out of the bullpen...Recorded two saves and three of his five wins were out of the bullpen...21 of his 31 appearances in relief were longer than 1.0 innings. 2006 Split the season between Double-A West Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, combining to go 9-7 with a 3.37 ERA (49 ER/131.0 IP)...Started the year at West Tennessee and struck out 54 batters before being promoted to Iowa in June...Struck out a season-high nine batters May 26 at Carolina in 7.0 innings of work...Appeared in 13 games (12 starts) for the Iowa Cubs ... Gave up two or fewer earned runs in seven of his starts...Had a four-game win streak June 29-July 14. 2005 Combined to go 10-3 with a 2.83 ERA (34 ER/108.0 IP) for Daytona (A) and West Tennessee (AA)...Spent the majority of the season at Daytona, where he went 10-2 with two saves in 41 games (10 starts)...Earned a selection as a Mid-Season All-Star in the Florida State League...Appeared in six games for West Tennessee in two stints on the Diamond Jaxx roster...Picked up his first save at the Double- A level June 16. 2004 Went 6-6 with a 4.43 ERA in his first full season as a pitcher...Appeared in 36 games for Lansing (A)...As a reliever, went 2-0 with a save and a 4.86 ERA in 21 games ...Picked up the first save of his career May 10 against Peoria in a 4.0-inning relief stint...Earned his first career win April 29, allowing one run over 5.0 innings...Fanned a season- high eight batters in back-to-back starts August 17 and August 22. 2003 Spent most of the season at Lansing (A) before being converted to a pitcher...Batted .149 (10-67) in 24 games for the Lugnuts and saw action at catcher, pitcher and first base...His lone pitching appearance was July 2 at West Michigan, retired all three batters he faced in 1.0 inning of relief...Made three relief appearances at Mesa (R) at the end of the season ... Went 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA with four walks and four strikeouts. 2002 Began his professional career with Boise (A), where he batted .188 in nine games (3-16, 2B) ... Ended the season with Mesa (R), appearing in 14 games as catcher and batting .146 (6-41, 2B).